The city seal as sculpture in Tricentennial Park. With tulips in the flower bed, of course.
The shield includes an image of a beaver in the top half, representing the region's fur trade, and sheaves of wheat in the bottom, representing its agricultural heritage. A native American stands on one side, and a colonist (in the sculpture, the colonist is made to look like a Dutch explorer) on the other. A European sailing ship floats above the coat of arms.
A pretty bad photo (into the sun) of Albany's former Union Station, now an office building.
Another statue, created by the same artist (who was also a political cartoonist for one of the local newspapers), depicts former Mayor Thomas Whalen sitting on a park bench with his dog, a golden retriever named Finn McCool. Whalen was mayor from 1983 to 1993. I had already left Albany by then.